- UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Jonathan Rushton is an agricultural economist who specialises in the economics of animal health and livestock production and food systems – interests that grew from living and working on the family dairy farm. He is currently involved in global research on One Health and food systems, and has 25 years of international experience of livestock production and the control of animal diseases in South America, Africa and Asia. His principal research interests include disease impact assessment, the use of food systems analysis to understand One Health problems and the economic analysis of health interventions. Jonathan was the professor in animal health economics at the Royal Veterinary College, held the Norbrook endowed chair on veterinary business management, and was a founding member of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. In October 2016 he joined the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool to take the N8 professorship in the Economics of Animal Health and Food Systems. He will be a part of the N8 project (http://www.n8research.org.uk) and continue to research safe and sustainable food systems. He is also adjunct Professor in the School of Behavioural, Cognitive & Social Sciences of the University of New England, Australia.
In the last three years he has become increasingly involved in the assessment of antimicrobial use (AMU) in livestock and the issues relating to changes in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that could impact on human health. He recognises the need for more information on the AMU/AMR complex in livestock that requires balancing changes in food production, management of animal disease and zoonotic pathogens and AMR. Jonathan has worked with OECD, FAO, OIE, the World Bank and the Fleming Fund in scoping studies and setting baselines on AMU in livestock and on the economic impact of AMR.
The ViParc project in Vietnam is an excellent example of the data required to unpick the complexity and provide producers and consumers with the best possible outcomes.
- CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Assoc.Prof.Niwat Chansiripronchai obtained his DVM degree in 1993 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2000, he got his MSc from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden in the field of Molecular Epidemiology and in 2004, he was awarded his PhD degree from Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands in the field of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. In 2015, he was promoted to be a founder member of Thai Board of Veterinary Medicine (DTBVM).
He was appointed to be an assistant dean during 2005-2009 and then, he was promoted to be chair of graduate program in Veterinary Medicine, Chulalongkorn University during 2009-2013. During 2013-2014, he was appointed to work at OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health), Paris, France, supervised on Human-Animal interface of respiratory diseases.
Dr.Niwat started his career at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University since 1993. He was assigned to work in the field of Avian Medicine and Epidemiology. Up to now, he has more than 100 publications and 50 of them are internationals and also more than 30 lay summaries and conference proceedings. He was invited to give many special lectures and academic services both of local and international level. He got a USA patent (US2009/0250845 A1) on avian immunomodulation in 2009. His works has major focused in poultry respiratory and enteric diseases. Currently, he works full-time in Chulalongkorn University as lecturer, researcher and poultry veterinary practitioner.
Dr. Niwat is collaborating with ViParc by providing ViParc Project Vets with hands-on training on necropsy, bacterial and viral diagnostics in SDAH-DT. He will also collaborate on subsequent measures to identify and control bacterial diseases in Dong Thap.
Alexis Ribas Salvador
- UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Dr. Ribas started his career as a volunteer when he was 13 years old in the Museum of Natural Sciences of Granollers (Barcelona, Spain) as he was interested for science; posteriorly he get Bachelor on Biology and did his theses at the Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Barcelona (Spain). He developed his career on several aspects (taxonomy, ecology…) of helminthology, including the description of new genus and species of helminths. Up to now, he has more than 80 international publications in JCR, as well as several book chapters. He has worked as researcher in France (Centre Biologie et Gestion Populations, Montpellier); Belgium (University of Antwerp, Antwerp), Czech Republic (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno); Thailand (UDRU, Udon Thani). He was invited by several institutions to collaborate on field trips in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam) as well as in Africa (Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunis). He has been advisor or co-advisor of Master theses or theses of several international students.
Dr. Ribas is collaborating with ViParc by providing ViParc Project Vets with hands-on training on parasitology diagnostics in SDAH-DT. He will also collaborate on subsequent measures to identify and control helminthiases in Dong Thap.
Truong Dinh Bao
- NONG LAM UNIVERSITY
Truong Dinh Bao has been working as a consultant on veterinary socio-economic studies for ViParc since early 2017. He is also the project’s data manager and responsible for conducting socio-economic research in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Rushton (University of Liverpool).
Dr. Bao’s interests include infectious diseases and veterinary public health. In July 2017 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (PhD) by the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). His PhD studies focused on how Vietnamese farmers could be better involved in the surveillance and control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease at the local level. He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine within Nong Lam University (Ho Chi Minh City).
Ho Thi Viet Thu
- CAN THO UNIVERSITY
Vo Be Hien and Bach Tuan Kiet
- DONG THAP SUB DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION